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Kishke Stuffed Orange Chicken


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Kishke Stuffed Orange Chicken

Sweet and savory, with creamy kishka encased in succulent chicken.


  • Prep Time : 20 min
  • Cook Time : 30 min
  • Ready Time : 50 min




  • 4 chicken breast halves (2 pounds total)
  • Pesach kishka (recipe below
  • Olive oil, for brushing
  • Kosher salt
  • Coarse black pepper (optional)
  • Orange sauce (recipe below)

Pesach Kishka

  • 1 large sweet potato (¾ pound)
  • 1 large carrot (¼ pound)
  • 1 medium onion (¼ pound)
  • ⅓ cup extra light olive oil
  • 1½ tablespoons kosher salt
  • 4 cups potato starch or tapioca starch

Orange Sauce

  • 1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, finely grated
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons potato starch or tapioca starch


Preheat oven to 350°F.
Remove chicken tenders from each chicken breast half, and set aside for another use. Pound chicken cutlets until they are 1/4-inch thick.
Scoop out 1/3 to 1/2 cup of kishka for each chicken breast half. Roll kishka into a log and place into the center of a flattened cutlet. Repeat with remaining chicken pieces. Roll the cutlets around the kishka, tucking in the ends. You will have some extra kishka.
Place the kishka stuffed chicken seam side down on a baking pan. Brush each roll with olive oil. Season with salt, and pepper if using.
Bake, uncovered, for 30 minutes. Remove pan from oven, and allow chicken to rest for 10 minutes.
Arrange each stuffed chicken on individual serving plates. Drizzle with orange sauce.

Slice each chicken roll up carefully into ⅓-inch thick slices, and arrange the slices leaning slightly onto each other, domino card style. Serve.

Pesach Kishka

Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 9- x 13-inch baking pan, and set aside.
In a food processer fitted with the knife blade, process potato, carrot, and onion until they are ground very finely, stopping the machine and scraping down the sides with a rubber spatula as necessary. Pour the processed vegetables into a large bowl, and add oil and salt.
Add potato starch or tapioca starch, 1 cup at a time. Keep adding more starch and kneed as you go along, until you have a dough-like mixture that holds together.
Press the kishka into the greased pan, and even out the top with the back of a rubber spatula.
Bake uncovered for 45 minutes. Set aside until just cool enough to handle.
Yield: 2 small kishka loaves

Orange Sauce

Combine orange juice, sugar, and ginger into small saucepan. Heat until bubbly.
Dissolve starch in lemon juice. Add to simmering liquid. Stir until sauce is nice and thick.
Yield: 1 cup

As seen in Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller Magazine – Pesach 2012 – Subscribe Now





5 Responses to Kishke Stuffed Orange Chicken

  1. avatar says: Lisa N.

    When you say to “scoop out kishka” you mean from the uncooked kishka mix, correct? And the recipe instructions that follow for baking the kishka is for the remaining kishka mix or is that a separate batch?

    • Lisa N.: Prepare and bake the kishke first.
      Then scoop out some of the (semi) baked kishke and roll into a log for each piece of chicken.

  2. avatar says: BusySavta

    Is there a standard substitution for a combination of potato starch and matzo meal,in place of only potato startch for people who use matzo meal on Pesach ?
    Thanks in advance !

    • Start with a bit of potato starch and a bit of matzo meal, and as more as you mix until you reach the right consistancy.

  3. avatar says: BusySavta

    (regarding the previous comment I’m refering to the potato starch in the kishka recipe… Thanks!

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